Portland Community College Reviews
I would not recommend PCC for welding. Their are too many students. The instructor student ratio is 1 instructor for 20-30 students. Welding is hands on and with that instructor ratio it is makes learning to weld hard. Their welding program is just the basic welding training. Nothing special and they dont even help you find a job. Its not a good place to learn to weld. Go somewhere else.
DO NOT TAKE THIS DEGREE. Unless you have an eidetic memory, already work in the field and can critically analyze with little to no information. The teachers do not update teaching material so you are left guessing what is correct and current and what is outdated and wrong the entire 2 years. This incorrect information is then re-enforced thru incorrect answers in quizzes and testing for which STUDENTS are having to notify teachers that this information is incorrect and then NOT receiving credit because they screwed up. The teachers are burnt out and give little to no feed back and asking for explanations on subjects that are not clear to you, you get unneeded retort and they treat you like your stupid because you didn't get it the first time. There are no additional learning aids for those who do not learn simply from reading. The current director is burnt out and need to retire. The program is set up in a non logical order where you are expected to remember a miniscule detail that you covered in a single sentence 2 years ago. There is zero repetition of subject matter which leads to the inability to remember anything. The other person who reviewed for this degree must have been working in the field at the time because they do not prepare you for anything.
Portland Community College is a very diverse and welcoming atmosphere. The student body is filled with people of all ages, orientations, and genders, with no discrimination to one group. The teachers are understanding of work getting in the way of school and are graciously lenient. The campuses are very well maintained and easy to get to. In addition, the online courses are plentiful and just as rewarding as on campus classes. I would highly recommend this college to any other.
Portland Community College is a good school for low income students, single parents, and, students that have to work while attending school. Most of the instructors are very understanding regarding; that for most of us college is not our first priority because; we have familes at home. As long as you are a student that will not make excuses as to why you don't finish"many" assignments. I have been attending PCC since 2011. I have had a pretty good college experience academically but, I will say all students should be aware of the schools Advisors. Most of them know absolutely nothing about advising for the medical field and, they do not care about the student as a whole. They are just there for a paycheck and to fill classrooms. So, my advice is to pick your own classes and keep track of your own progress. If you do relie on them as I did you could possibly be in school for three years at a two year college and, still not have an associates degree. Even though, I have racked up thousands of dollars in student loans and my government grant are now completely depleted!
The Health Information Management degree program under Associate of Applied Sciences is the best degree I could have chosen. This program prepares in every way for the field to make sure you're completely prepared.